If you aren’t enjoying some grilled pizza right now, are you even living? This Roasted Brussels Sprouts Grilled Pizza with Lemon Herb Ricotta is a farmers market delight that’s ready in about 30 minutes.
The Perfect Grilled Pizza in about 30 minutes!
There are so many things to make on the grill and pizza should definitely be on your list. While I love a classic crust, I often go for naan instead because they kind of serve as personal pizzas that you can customize depending on who will be enjoying them! My favorite is garlic naan that you can find on the shelving near the deli section in most grocery stores. They’ll be with flatbreads and pitas usually.
Roasted brussels sprouts on pizza? You bet!
So let’s talk about this particular pizza! My favorite part is the brussels sprouts. Brussels are easily one of my favorite vegetables, but I feel compelled to ask: does anyone actually dislike brussels anymore? I feel like they were this vegetable that was always so underrated, eliciting many a nose turn just a couple of years ago. Then I started seeing more restaurants including them on their menus, more recipes online, and our favorite cooking channels featuring them; and I thought that it was about time for this revolution.
I think the reasoning is that brussels can be terribly bitter so if you don’t have a taste for bitter, brussels sprouts will absolutely not be your thing. Perhaps, until recently, we’ve been cooking brussels all wrong and that wild, wild rumor that they are just not pleasant is getting dispelled. The thing with brussels sprouts is you have to do something to them, usually, to relieve them of the bitter flavor that some people can find off-putting. Once you toss them with some olive oil and simple seasonings and roast them, not only does the bitterness go away, but you find yourself with a green that has this wonderful flavor that’s very unlike any other veggie.
If you’ve yet to venture into any brussels sprouts territory, this pizza could be your introduction. The roasted brussels sprouts are the star of the show.
How do you roast brussels sprouts?
First, I roast the brussels sprouts for about 10 minutes and while that’s happening, I make a lemony herb ricotta mixture that we’ll end up spreading on top of the naan as our base. Sauté up some onions because that’s another food that is forever changed in flavor depending on how you cook it. Top with a little mozzarella cheese if you’d like and that’s it!
This pizza is so simple, so delicious, so fast to make, and you may very well end up like me with a love for brussels sprouts that literally knows no bounds.
- 4 slices garlic naan bread
- 2 lb bag brussels sprouts, with bottom of step removed and brussels quartered
- 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
- 1 medium onion, cut in half and sliced thin
- 1 tbsp avocado oil, or other neutral oil (you could just use olive oil here too)
- 15 oz whole milk ricotta cheese
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp dried Herbes de Provence
- Mozzarella cheese, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400ºF. Use a non-stick baking sheet or line with aluminum foil. Add brussels sprouts quarters to baking sheet along with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste; toss to combine. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from oven and set aside.
- To make the ricotta mixture, combine the ricotta cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley, herbes de Provence, and salt and pepper to taste; stir and set aside.
- Sauté the onions by heating the neutral oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions and salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, 5-10 minutes; remove from heat and set aside.
- Reduce heat of oven to 350ºF. Heat up a grill pan over medium heat. Add naan bread; spray exposed side with a little bit of water (a spray bottle works best). Flip bread once grilled on one side and grill the other. This only takes a couple of minutes each side. Once done, transfer to a baking sheet.
- To assemble, spread ricotta mixture oven naan bread and top with brussels sprouts and sautéed onions. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top (however much you desire). Bake for 5 minutes.
Home Chef Tip #1: When cutting and roasting brussels, sometimes their outer leaves will come off. These outer leaves will cook faster than the bulk of the brussels sprouts and may burn. Just discard these pieces before assembling pizzas. Home Chef Tip #2: All elements of this dish, with the exception of the grilled naan itself, can be prepared ahead of time and finished off by heating a little more in the oven to warm!
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